OU camp: Overall recap

OU target Anthony Wheeler

It was an eventful three days at OU and here are the biggest things to take from the camp.

The three days went by like a blur even though two of the four sessions were marred by weather delays at Oklahoma's camp.

But you've had some time to digest the weekend and here are the biggest storylines from the three days in Norman.

Sooners land a huge recruit

There's no other way to say it. There's no way to understate it. OU getting the commitment of Katy (Texas) High four-star running back Rodney Anderson is huge.

Once committed to Texas A&M, Anderson decommitted following a trip to OU in April. Anderson and his family returned to OU this weekend and spent all three days at the camp.

Inexplicably, Anderson actually camped during the second session Saturday afternoon and put on a dazzling show of his full arsenal of skills. Give a lot of credit to OU running backs coach Cale Gundy, who did a great job of keeping in constant contact with Anderson once it felt like there was a chance he wasn't 100 percent with the Aggies.

It's possible the Sooners target one more running back for the class. However, if Anderson is the lone back for the 2015 crop, then there won't be one OU fan complaining.

Barnett, Agim live up to billing

It's not fair to say certain recruits have no business participating, but it's tough justify why Lawton (Okla.) High offensive lineman Jalin Barnett and Hope (Ark.) High defensive lineman McTelvin Agim put on the pads.

Barnett, the No. 1-ranked player in the state, showed up Saturday morning. Agim, expected to be one of the top-ranked defensive linemen for the Class of 2016, arrived Sunday morning.

It says a lot that both participated when they didn't need to and both talked about how they felt it was important to get a better feel of the coaching staff. No doubt both are top priorities for the OU coaching staff.

The stars showed up

Saturday could not have gone any better for the Sooners as multiple Scout 300 prospects made the return trip to Norman.

It feels weird praising the fact the recruits showed up, but it had been a huge issue in the past where, for one reason or another, the kids didn't make the trip.

Among those were Dallas Skyline linebacker Anthony Wheeler, Midwest City (Okla.) High safety Will Sunderland and Waco (Texas) Midway safety Kahlil Haughton.

OU was also able to get Lancaster (Texas) High offensive guard Dominique Hearne for his first visit to campus. There's no way of knowing if all four will eventually sign the dotted line for OU, but Saturday was a great step toward that direction.

In-state prospects state their case

It was a big weekend for a couple of in-state prospects for the Class of 2015. Ringling offensive lineman Riley Daniel and Spiro athlete McKinley Whitfield were both fighting for that OU offer.

Whitfield showed up Friday and alternated between linebacker and safety. It absolutely feels that if he's going to be a Sooner, then his future will be at safety. Daniel was there for both sessions Saturday and did everything he possibly could do.

In contrast, a couple of big no-shows to the event were Lawton (Okla.) defensive back Darreyl Patterson and Moore (Okla.) Westmoore wide receiver Dahu Green. Both said they would show up for the one-day camp but neither was able to make it and state their case for an offer.

Class of 2016 QB is going to be fun

OU fans have been a little confused at how the recruitment at quarterback for this class has gone, but there is no doubt Josh Heupel is putting in major work to find the 2016 gem.

Four of them made their way to campus this weekend with Allen (Texas) Lovejoy's Bowman Sells, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe's Keaton Torre, Broken Arrow (Okla.) High's Scotty Gilkey and Mustang (Okla.) High's Chandler Garrett.

It was a fun weekend to watch those guys perform and push each other. It's early, but it's possible OU will find its guy from one of the recruits in that quartet.

Young prospects make impression

The days of these camps helping for the current class seems obsolete, but it was a huge three days in terms of looking at the future.

And the future is bright, especially within the state. Norman North defensive lineman Corey Tipsword might have been the breakout star of the camp. The Class of 2016 recruit was impressive during both sessions Saturday.

When you talk 2017, the name to remember is certainly going to be Moore (Okla.) Southmoore athlete Quindon Lewis. It could be wide receiver. It could be defensive back. It really doesn't matter because when you perform like he did, you're going to get noticed.

OU players and coaches hit a home run

This was the best camp at OU in a long time in terms of the atmosphere and interaction between current players and coaches and the recruits.

The OU coaching staff is always around for the camp, but this time around a lot of focus was on having the current players help coach the drills and get to know the top recruits better.

It might not mean a lot in the grand scheme of things, but it felt like a great added touch by OU to make the recruits' time more enjoyable.

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